Do you ever get tired of calling out the roll? Are you interested in a quick, fun way to build camaraderie with your students and get to know them a bit better? Attendance questions are a great way to achieve this! Instead of having students answer "here" when they're present, ask them a quick question and have each student demonstrate that they are present by giving you their answer. This also makes a quicker alternative to bell-work.
This product includes 180 questions, enough for you to use them through an entire school year. I have also included a couple of tips for how to use these the most effectively. The product is in PDF form so that you can display it easily on any type of device. There are a mixture of light-hearted and more serious questions; additionally, I have kept the majority of them positive. I use these for high school and middle school. However, the subject matter of the questions is perfectly appropriate to also use with later elementary students.
I use attendance questions with my homeroom students. Since changing over to this way of taking attendance, my students now show up much quicker for homeroom, as they are interested to answer that day's question and hear everyone else's responses. If we have extra time after the announcements, we often have a class discussion about the question of the day and take it a little deeper before they head off to their classes. It's a really nice way to bond with the students, especially when it is a class you are not as familiar with.
Other uses: These questions also make good partner/group discussion questions or writing prompts.